Happy Belated Father’s Day 💗

June 27, 2015

My Dad, proud Marine and gardener 💗🇺🇸
My Dad, proud Marine and gardener 💗🇺🇸

Hi everyone!!  It’s been a little while.  I caught a nasty virus in London and have spent my first 10 days in Florida getting over it.  It’s nice in a sense because I have spent most of my time home with my dad. I just turned 40, but it’s amazing that he still manages to make me feel 12 as soon as I walk in the door.  “I picked up your almond milk, honey,” or “I’ve been getting the house ready for you,” are his usual welcoming words.

Home 🌴 A papaya tree dad grew from a twig.
Home 🌴
A papaya tree dad grew from a twig.

My dad is an interesting fellow.  Someone should write a book about him.  He is a symbol of the Anerican dream, an idea I think rarely exists anymore.  He has worked hard for everything he has. He was born a sharecropper’s son in the cotton fields of Mississippi (thus the green thumb).  One of twelve children, he worked his father’s fields often missing school in the process.  It was in those moments he yearned for education.

Dad, like all his siblings, has a green thumb.  I did not inherit it.
Dad, like all his siblings, has a green thumb. I did not inherit it.

A run away at the age of 13 (too long a story), he worked with one goal in mind, to get his education.  After four years of service in the Marines, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and began studying .  He studied at one of the most prestigious schools in the U.S., Columbia University.

To say he has lived the dream is an understatement.  He came from nothing, educated himself, raised a family and became a successful businessman.  I couldn’t be more proud of my dad.  Happy Father’s Day ❤

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4 Replies to “Happy Belated Father’s Day 💗”

    1. Yes, I grew up here! You?? It’s soooo hot. I normally skip summers here and stay in Sweden, but my sister is due any day now :). I am going to work per diem back in Sweden when I go back. I am finishing my Bachelor’s in the fall there!!! You?

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      1. Well we are originally from the Philippines but moved to Florida to work. We’ve lived here for more than 8 years now and this is our new home. 🙂 Except when we move around from state to state to work as travel nurses. You know how that is. Congratulations on being an auntie! And good luck with your studies too!

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